Software is as important as data when it comes to building upon existing scholarship. However, while there has been a small amount of research into how researchers find, adopt, and credit it, there is a comparative lack of empirical data on how researchers use, share, and value their software.
The UC Berkeley Library and the California Digital Library are investigating researchers’ perceptions, values, and behaviors in regards to software generated as part of the research process. If you are a researcher, it would be greatly appreciated if you could spare 10-15 minutes to complete the following survey:
The results of this survey will help us better understand researcher needs and values related to software and may also inform the development of library services related to software best practices, code sharing, and the reproducibility of scholarly activity.
If you have questions about our study or any problems accessing the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or John.Borghi@ucop.edu.